Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: Our Local Bounty farmers market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: National summit on nonviolence. Harmony Jam at 4 p.m. will feature youth performing nonviolent songs, poetry, rap and dance. Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M St. NW. Free. 202-331-1426.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Men’s Ministry of Christ Church Parish will host a fish fry with Eric’s secret seasoning. Carryout suppers include fish, two side dishes, bread and a beverage. Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Suggested donation, $10. 301-868-1330.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Pre-Men’s Day Carwash, fish fry and bake sale will feature fried fish, French fries, cole slaw or potato salad and a roll. Barbecued chicken also will be available. Volunteers are needed at 9 a.m. to help set up the event. Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, 1002 46th St. NE. Carwash, $10; trucks, vans and SUVs, $15. 202-396-0375.

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital by Edward M. Nassor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sundays through Aug. 31, 8 and 10 a.m.: The National Cathedral’s worship service times have made a summer-only change. The first service, with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, remains at 8 a.m. but is moving to Bethlehem Chapel, on the lower level. The 9 and 11:15 a.m. services have merged into one service at 10 a.m. in the Nave, with the Eucharist, guest musicians and the traditional coffee hour following. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.: The members of Christ Church will remember the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington in 1814 with worship services in the 1812 period style. Christ Church on Capitol Hill, 620 G St. SE. 202-547-9300.

Sundays, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.: Bible study will focus on the Gospel of Matthew, the primary source for Gospel readings at Sunday worship this year. The historic, religious, cultural and political situations of the community in which Matthew lived will be discussed. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. Free. 301-884-3451.

Sundays through Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.: Worship will take place each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On Aug. 31, a singalong will be followed by a “Movie Night Under the Stars” program. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-256-8330.

Sunday, 2 p.m., and Thursday, 6:30 p.m.: Gargoyle tour. Docents will show slides of whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques, then lead an outdoor tour. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. Washington National Cathedral, main entrance welcome desk, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15; 12 and younger, $6. Reservations recommended. 202-537-6200 or www.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Religious school open house. Activities include braiding challah, making fresh grape juice, learning songs and getting a taste of the curriculum for this conservative congregation in Howard County. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Free. 410-531-5115.

Sunday, 6 p.m.: Youth Ministry Kickoff Cookout. Students in grades 6 through 12 and their families are invited to enjoy food and fellowship as the new school year approaches. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

Sunday, 6 p.m.: Organist Christopher Candela will perform at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free-will offering. 202-526-8300.

Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour for ages 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows, and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from above. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or

Monday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.: The benefits of exercise for senior citizens. Loretta DiPietro, head of the Department of Exercise Science at George Washington University, will explain findings about the clinical and psychological benefits of exercise. The program is sponsored by Dupont Circle Village Live and Learn. St. Matthew’s Cathedral, North Conference Room, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. $10. Reservations: Linda Harsh at or 202-234-2567.

Mondays, 7 p.m.: Senior strength and stretch class. Participants must bring a completed “assumption of risk and waiver of liability” to the first class. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free. Reservations: or 703-765-6555, ext. 626.

Mondays, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-966-5144. .

Mondays, 7 p.m., and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.: Yoga instructor Kirsten Norris leads weekly sessions. Bring a mat. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, Social Hall, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Suggested donation, $5 to $10. The Rev. Jessie Lowry, 877-792-8479.

Monday, 7 p.m.:A course in miracles that helps one “undo the past in the present and thus release the future.” Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308.

Mondays through Sept. 1, 7 to 8 p.m.: Labyrinth walks accompanied by recorded or live contemplative music at Deborah Carolyn Howell Memorial, just outside the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Come when you can; leave when you must. Free. 301-229-3770.

Tuesday and Thursday: Washington National Cathedral has extended summer hours — until 8 p.m. — on most Tuesdays and Thursdays. The exhibits “Though the Earth Be Moved,” a look at the impact of the 2011 earthquake on the cathedral, and “Gothic Resilience,” cathedral photographs by Colin Winterbottom, will be on view on the seventh-floor observation gallery. All are welcome at the 5:30 p.m. choral evensong or evening prayer services. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Adults, $6; military, students, seniors and ages 12 and younger, $3. 202-537-6200 or

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m.: Senior Fit, an exercise class for ages 55 and older to build strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Required physician consent form available at the information center or by visiting the Web site. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee at 301-384-4394 or go to

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.: Bible study group. All are welcome. Truro Anglican Church undercroft, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-273-1300.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Pianist Cha Park will perform works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Zumba classes. Christ Church Chaptico, Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. $6 per class, or get a punch card that charges $5 per visit. Lisa Martoni, 240-925-4153.

Wednesdays, noon and 7:30 p.m.: Bible study based on the Alan B. Stringfellow book “Through the Bible in One Year: A 52-Lesson Introduction to the 66 Books of the Bible.” First A.M.E. Church of Gaithersburg, 17620 Washington Grove Lane, Gaithersburg. Free. 240-632-9760.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Open prayer service. Communion follows. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151. .

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Tai chi classes. Certified instructor will teach the movement discipline that may strengthen the mind and body. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5. 301-449-4308.

Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.: Flaunt Fitness, a 45-minute program for women led by Lisa Martoni. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. $6 per class. 301-884-3451.

Thursdays, 9 a.m.: Yoga class. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. Call for details. 301-301-884-3451.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Organist Victoria Shields will perform works by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Charles-Marie Widor and Stephen Paulus. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free; donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ will host a young adult happy hour to encourage new friendships and socializing. Bring a dish to share with other. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 877-792-8479.

Aug. 30, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Father Pawel Sass will lead a one-day retreat themed “Message of Divine Mercy: The Hope for the 21st Century.” A continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided. Bring your own lunch. St. John Neumann Church, 9000 Warfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; donations appreciated. or call Vicky, 301-926-7014, or Susan, 301-926-8335.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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